Primary Documents

Ophea H&PE Secondary Resources

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Ophea's H&PE Secondary Resources support teachers in helping students acquire the physical and health literacy skills needed to thrive in the 21st century and lead a healthy, active life.

The comprehensive resources include 6 interconnected yet standalone components that provide adaptable content to address diverse contexts, and student needs/interests, and include:

  • Effective Planning in H&PE
  • Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) Sample Unit Plans
  • Movement Competence Posters
  • Approaches to Teaching Healthy Living: A Guide for Secondary Educators 
  • Focus Course Planning Guide
  • Assessment and Evaluation Tools

Ophea H&PE Elementary Resources

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This resource provides 130 ready-to-use lesson plans per grade, student templates and assessment tools. The resources are organized into two main sections that are consistent with the H&PE Curriculum: Movement Competence & Active Living, and Healthy Living. As in the curriculum, activities that address living skills are integrated throughout.

Now included in this resource are new lesson plans to meet the Human Development and Sexual Health (HD&SH) expectations of the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Health and Physical Education, 2015 (revised). The new HD&SH lesson plans have been integrated as a new unit in each grade level and include Unit Overviews and Unit Introductions.

Developed in partnership with health partners and elementary school educators, the new lesson plans strengthen the knowledge, understanding, and confidence of educators as they teach Human Development and Sexual Health within the Healthy Living Strand of the curriculum.

Ophea Safety Guidelines

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The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines, managed by Ophea, represent the minimum standards for risk management practice for school boards. They focus the attention of teachers, intramural supervisors and coaches on safe practices, in every activity, in order to minimize the element of risk. The Safety Guidelines include concussion protocols to help prevent and identify suspected concussions and manage a student’s safe return to learning and physical activity.

English Historical Documents

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English Historical Documents Online contains over 5,500 expertly indexed and fully searchable primary documents from 500-1914.
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  • Online version of the standard series of primary source documents in British history, conceived in wartime and with volumes published since 1953
  • Over 5,500 documents from 13 volumes including American Colonial Documents (previously out of print)
  • Documents selected by generations of eminent historians, and their comment provides context for each document
  • Sources include government and cabinet proceedings, military dispatches, newspaper articles, pamphlets, personal and official letters and diaries
  • Covers political and constitutional topics and social, economic, religious and cultural history
  • Each document has been indexed and classified by experts at the Institute of Historical Research
  • Highly discoverable content through Quick and Advanced search
  • Explore content by Subject, Date, People, Place
  • Personalised log-in for individual users: highlight and annotate documents, bookmark entries, save and manage searches
  • All documents are available to print and download for use in coursework
  • Print, share and cite entry tools

Héritage Project

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Héritage Project is a 10-year initiative to digitize and make accessible online some of Canada’s most popular archival collections encompassing roughly 60 million pages of primary-source documents. Chronicling the country and its people from the 1600s to the mid-1900s, this collection represents a vast and unique resource for Canadian historians, students, and genealogists. The types of material in the project include:

  • geneaology material, including immigration records, church records, land records, family histories and papers, voters’ lists, etc.
  • documents relating to Canada's aboriginal peoples
  • records from the core government departments
  • documents related to Canada's military history
  • papers from prominent Canadians and organizations

The project is still in the process of digitizing some material in the H, C or T category of microfilms. You can check Library and Archives Canada's online Mikan database to verify the category of an item. The Conditions of Access area of a catalogue record will list the microfilms that make up a collection. If you find a specific reel or reels that you believe should be on Héritage you can contact LAC at info@canadiana.ca and inquire about the status of the reel. It could be that the reel:

  • has been digitized but is not online yet
  • should have been digitized, but was accidentally missed
  • cannot be digitized due to copyright privacy issues

In either of the first two cases efforts will be made to make digitized reel available as quickly as possible.

Users should note that due to the volume of digitization minimal metadata was used for most of the collection. For a detailed list of which collections have metadata, see here. You can also check Héritage news, or subscribe to our an e-Bulletin, for updates.

On finding aids, note that if there is a finding aid available, Héritage does try to mention this in the cataloguing record. Not all collections have finding aids, and for those that do, many are still only in paper format. Library and Archives Canada is working on digitizing their finding aids and adding them to their Mikan records, available on their site.

For more information see the Frequently-Asked Questions at the Héritage Project website.

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1600s to 1900s
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Material is still being digitized. Check the site for updates.

Center for Research Libraries

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This is a library collection that can be searched and items may be ordered for loan. A few items are available online through the e-collection.

The Center for Research Libraries makes available more than 4.5 million publications, archives, and collections and one million digital resources to its members libraries to supplement their own humanities, science, and social science holdings. Center materials can be obtained for extended loan periods and at no cost by users affiliated with member libraries. Last year, 92 percent of the Center’s interlibrary loan requests were sent by two-day express within one business day, and 90 percent of copies were delivered within one business day as well.

The Center’s resources include:

  • 6,500 international newspapers, many dating to the 1700s--the largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America
  • 4,500 U.S. newspapers, many dating to the colonial era, including 2,000 ethnic titles
  • Foreign journals that are rarely held in U.S. libraries
  • More than 800,000 foreign dissertations
  • Area Studies - Major microform and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and more.
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The majority of these resources are in print or on microform. They can be ordered through our ILL department. There is also a growing e-collection.

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Ongoing.

Classical Scores Library

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Classical Scores Library contains hundreds of thousands of pages of the most important classical music scores. Our library has acquired Classical Scores Library, Volume I.

Classical Scores Library contains 400,000 pages of classical scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions. The major composers output is represented, as well as many lesser known composers and works.

Content in the database includes in-copyright material from Boosey and Hawkes and selected material from the University Music Editions microfilm series.

The collection includes works spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.

(Source: Classical Scores Library website)

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Available through a CRKN agreement (August 1, 2008 - July 31, 2011).

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Ongoing

Defining Gender, 1450-1910

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A wide range of original source material including ephemera, pamphlets, college records and exam papers, commonplace books, diaries, periodicals, letters, ledgers, account books, educational practice and pedagogy, government papers from the Home Office and Metropolitan police, illustrated writings on anatomy, midwifery, art and fashion, manuscript journals, poetry, novels, ballads, drama, receipt books, literary manuscripts, travel writing, and conduct and advice literature.

Defining Gender is structured in five sections, each containing a substantial body of original source material, together with thematic essays by leading scholars in the field.

The thematic essays introduce students to the material, suggest possible approaches, and place the documents within a broad historical, literary and cultural context. The sources all have distinct URLs and can be readily integrated into course packs or projected in the classroom.

All of the sources have been indexed by person, place, subject and date and searches can be carried out over all five sections.

SECTION I: CONDUCT AND POLITENESS
SECTION II: DOMESTICITY AND THE FAMILY
SECTION III: CONSUMPTION AND LEISURE
SECTION IV: EDUCATION AND SENSIBILITY
SECTION V: THE BODY

(From the website)

Short biographies are provided for individuals involved in women's movements.  Some images are included.  This is an excellent resource for primary documents.

Each source is a downloadable .pdf file. 

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Available from Adam Matthew Digital through a CRKN agreement (June 1, 2008 - ).

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1450-1910
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A stable url (or persistent link) is a link that connects a user to a particular item in a database or on the web.

A persistent link in this database is the link to the .pdf document.

Digital National Security Archive

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A collection of significant primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. Over 63,000 of the most important, declassified documents - totaling more than 488,144 pages - are included in the database, consisting of more than 25 collections. (See more about the collections.)

Each collection contains a diverse range of policy documents including presidential directives, memos, diplomatic dispatches, meeting notes, independent reports, briefing papers, White House communications, email, confidential letters and other secret material. Contextual and reference supplements are provided for each collection, including general introductory material, a chronology, glossary and bibliography. Content is carefully selected by top scholars in the field.

Documents have been indexed to permit item and page-level searching across more than 20 combinable fields. In its totality, DNSA offers the most powerful research and teaching tool available in the area of U.S. foreign policy, intelligence and security issues during the pivotal period of twentieth-century history.

(From the website. See more information.)

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1945 -
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A stable url (or persistent link) is a link that connects a user to a particular item in a database or on the web.

To link to a particular item, look for the line that says:

Durable URL for this record. Click on this line and a new window will open with the link to copy. It's very long.

Example: http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-
2004&res_dat=xri:dnsa&rft_dat=xri:dnsa:article:CES05401

To ensure off-campus access, include the proxy prefix: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=

Example: http://web2.trentu.ca:2048/login?url=http://gateway.proquest.com/openurl?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&res_dat=xri:dnsa&rft_dat=xri:dnsa:article:CES05401

Early Canadiana Online

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Early Canadiana Online (ECO) is a full text online collection of books and pamphlets documenting Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century. The collection is particularly strong in literature, women's history, native studies, travel and exploration, and the history of French Canada.

Early Canadiana Online (ECO) is a digital library providing access to 2,008,165 pages of Canada's printed heritage. It features works published from the time of the first European settlers up to the early 20th Century.

ECO is produced by the Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions (CIHM), a nonprofit organization for preserving and providing access to early Canadian publications, first on microfiche and now online.

ECO began in 1997 as a pilot project to create an online digital library. Over three years, 550,000 pages of text were taken from the CIHM's microfiche collection and scanned into digital images. This part of the collection remains free and accessible to the general public.

The second phase of ECO began in 2000 and is scheduled to continue to 2004. During this time, 1,250,000 pages of colonial, federal, and provincial government publications will be scanned and published. This portion of the collection is available to all registered ECO members.

Along the way, a few special projects have also been added to the collection. These include 20,000 pages of text detailing the history of Hudson's Bay Company, and 22,500 pages of Jesuit Relations texts, translated into English by Reuben Thwaites. These collections are also accessible to the general public.

Individual collections include Canadian Women's History, Colonial Government Journals, The Early Governors General of Canada, Early Official Publications, English Canadian Literature, History of French Canada, Hudson's Bay, Jesuit Relations, and Native Studies.

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Part of the collection is available without a subscription; Trent subscribes to the entire collection.

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1500 -
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